BeerFest 2007 was a great success!

Some of the committee enjoy a beer.

Face painting was popular.

Bill Hall and Wayne Rudi (one of the "Nugget guys") enjoy a break.

Expert advice on brewing was available.

Frankie and the Fabletones provided the music.

Dancing to Frankie and the Fabletones

CWC thanks everyone who made our third annual "Celebration of All Things Beer" a great event. The BeerFest's popularity continues to grow - our 2007 attendance reached almost 400. This event was hosted by Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery (Sudwerk donated its venue, pizza, equipment, support and lots of beer!). And again we all enjoyed delicious sausage donated by Nugget Markets and cooked by their fine crew. We topped it off with 50's music by a great band - "Frankie and the Fabletones".

A big thank you to Tim O'Donnell of Sudwerk Restaurant and to Jay Prahl, Sudwerk Brewing Director, who did multiple tasks and led tours of his brewery. This event would not have happened without the efforts of our own Board member Michael Lewis, UCD Brewing Science professor emeritus, and his Master Class students. Beer Tsars Michael and Jay brought over twenty-five regional microbreweries to the event!

These are some of the activities enjoyed at this fun event.

  • Tasting handcrafted beers from Northern and Central California.
  • Touring the Sudwerk Brewery.
  • Winning one or more of our many fantastic raffle items.
  • Enjoying contemporary cuisine from Nugget Market complimenting the available brews.
  • Learning the secrets from area brewmasters.
  • Receiving a commemorative beer mug just for attending.

  • CWC thanks everyone who made last years event such a success

    "Hefeweizen" category (major sponsors):
    ciocolat Coldwell-Banker Real Estate

    "Pilsner" category:

    First Northern Bank
    Home Instead
    Michael & Sheila Lewis
    The Rumsey Community Fund
    Lewis Planned Comunities

    Special thanks to:
    Courtyard Healthcare Ron and Marilyn Hoppes

    Thanks also to the businesses and agencies who donated materials, services, and food:
    H20 To Go
    Broward Construction
    Davis Ace Lumber & Hardware
    Davis Waste Removal

    Davis Police Department
    Steve's Pizza
    Woodstock's Pizza

    The CWC BeerFest Committee:
    Maria Acuna-Feldman (Coordinator)
    Judy Anderson (Publicity)
    Bill Hall ("Parking King")
    Suzanne Hall (Supplies)
    Jim Hutchinson (Tickets)
    Pat Hutchinson (Raffle)
    Michael Lewis (Beer!)
    Jane Millett (Food service)
    Chris Hatfield (Food service)
    Peter Shack (Beer tester)

    The BeerFest support crew included CWC staffers:
    Venetia Cotter
    Cheri Kerr
    Ellie Slaven
    Ken Wagstaff

    CWC is indebted to our splendid community volunteers, who helped with everything from traffic and parking to security, the raffle, and clean-up:
    Rosene Cronic
    Bob Dowling
    Ron Hoppes
    Pat Hutchinson
    Sheila Lewis
    Steve (the Tower) Millett
    All the "Nugget Guys"
    Bill Ritter

The energetic support from students of Prof. Lewis' Master Brewers Program (UCD Extension), and Coach Steve Doten and his UCD men's water polo team help make this event a rousing success.

CWC thanks all who attended the BeerFest. Your support makes CWC's work possible